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The first thing budding writers learn is to “avoid clichés like the plague.” Unfortunately clichés sometimes describe the current political situation better than a host of well honed words.
In Ottawa, Justin Trudeau has spent weeks stuck on the horns of dilemma.
On the one horn, he represents a Montreal riding. He has a right -- even a duty -- to lobby for his constituents, many of whom work for SNC-Lavalin. He also needs SNC-Lavalin’s services for his $187 billion infrastructure renewal program.
On the other horn, he should not pressure Justice Minister and Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to interfere in a criminal case.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: Clichés, SNC-Lavalin, Trudeau. Wilson-Raybould